Auction Committee: This committee oversees one of the biggest PTA fundraising events of the year. The annual auction is an amazing adult-only evening for our parents and other community members who want to support our school while enjoying delicious food and drinks and bidding on fantastic donated items and experiences.
Bake Sale/Concessions Committee: Organizes bake sales throughout the year, especially during local elections (when the school is used as a polling place) and during Tenstock, on Valentine’s Day, during STEAM Fair, and at the school science fair.
Chess Committee: Assists the PS 10 Chess Club & Team in building the chess program at PS10, including in classroom teaching, hosting tournaments, and promoting chess at PTA events. The PS 10 Chess Club & Team is an afterschool program that meets every Wednesday to prepare for local city, state, and national competitions. Those interested in the program can sign up at PS10chess.com.
Class Parent Committee: Each class has one or more parent volunteers who help teachers communicate with the other families in the class and help plan in-class events. The class parents act as liaisons between parents and the PTA, passing on important information, and help recruit volunteers to assist with Teacher Appreciation Feasts held on parent-teacher conference days.
Communications Committee: Produces the PTA’s email Newsflash, assists with marketing PS10 events in print and social media, and keeps the website up to date. We are looking for writers, graphic & web designers, social media specialists, and photographers.
Development, Grant Writing, and Fundraising Committee: Spearheads the PTA’s direct appeal efforts to raise funds from parents and from corporate sponsors in the community. Works with the administration to identify the school’s needs and to write grant applications.
Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee: Educates the PS10 Community about the rich cultural diversity that exists in our school and neighborhood.
FaceLab Committee: FaceLab trains parent volunteers in K–8 schools to help teachers lead hands-on robotics and technology activities. FaceLab’s goal is to create opportunities for teachers to work with parents to enrich students’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. The program also gives parents an opportunity to develop new skills.
Fifth Grade Committee: Led by the PS10 administration, the Fifth Grade Committee helps raise funds for fifth grade events, including a dinner dance, moving up ceremony, a senior trip, graduation, and a yearbook.
Flower Sale Committee: Organizes the annual spring flower sale, where students can buy reasonably priced flowers and plants for the special people in their lives.
Grandparents Day Committee: Organizes an event in May when grandparents and other special adults are invited to join the PS10 family for breakfast, an art auction, music, and a visit to their grandchild’s classroom. Flowers are sold at drop off and pick up.
Health and Wellness and Mindfulness Committee: Focuses on the health, wellness, and mindfulness of the school community. This committee also helps support the social-emotional well-being of students.
Merchandise Committee: This committee sources and sells PS10-branded merchandise to the community at events throughout the school year. Items vary each year and have included sweatshirts, T-shirts, tote bags, hats, and water bottles.
Parent Action Committee: Organizes political actions related to education and PS 10.
Photography Committee: Documents the events, people, and adventures at PS10 through photography. This committee helps plan and run school photo day, a PTA fundraiser held in the early fall. Each student has an individual portrait and class photo taken. Volunteers are needed to help with readying the students for photos and keeping the classes organized.
Progressive Dinner Committee: Plans an adults-only progressive dinner in the homes of PS 10 families. The fun progresses throughout the night as guests move from appetizers to dinner to drinks and dessert! This fun event is a great way to meet other parents and raise money to support the school.
PS10 Community Safety: This committee shares ideas that can help support initiatives in and around the PS 10 community, including those advocating for safer city streets.
PS10’s Got Talent Committee: Plans the annual school talent show, where students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to share their unique talents with their peers in a supportive environment.
PTA Extended Day Committee: This committee meets monthly to create classes and programming, set guidelines, and manage procedures and policies for the Extended Day program.
Raffle Committee: Plans and builds beautiful, creative themed raffle gift baskets for various fundraising events such as the auction and holiday performances. Bring your glue gun and your creativity!
Read-a-thon Committee: Works with the PS 10 administration and teachers to plan the school’s annual read-a-thon, a month-long PTA fundraiser that takes place in February. Students are asked to read daily at home, either with their families or on their own, and they are also encouraged to raise money to support the school.
STEAM Fair Committee: Plans PS 10’s annual S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Fair, a community event for exhibitors, makers, and inventors. Planning begins in the fall, and the event typically takes place in the spring. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunshine Committee: This group helps provide families at PS10 who are going through a rainy day with items like backpacks & school supplies, seasonal clothing & shoes, and art supplies.
Sustainability Committee: Works closely with teachers, staff, and students to increase recycling at the school and to increase awareness of environmental issues in general.
Teacher Appreciation Feast Committee: On parent-teacher conference days, this committee organizes direct donations in the form of meals from each classroom. Volunteers decorate the teachers’ lounge and lunchroom and run an all-day feast.
Tenstock/Monster Mash Committee: Committee members plan the event and recruit attendees and parent volunteers to help set up, oversee craft and activity tables, sell food, and clean up.
Visiting Author Committee: Coordinates in-school visits by published authors for students in every grade. Previous year’s authors have included Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Joshua David Stein, Javaka Steptoe, Tracey Baptiste, Melissa Walker, George O’Connor, and R.J. Palacio.